In 2012, Gov. Bev Perdue recognized North Rowan High School for its outstanding progress in the use of classroom technology and digital learning.
In 2009, began a 1:1 iPod program for the 9th grade. Worked with a Golden LEAF Foundation grant to build out the 1:1 iPod program for all high school students and laptops for all teachers with 24/7 access. In 2011, began systematically upgrading with 180 iPads. The high school uses a Learning Management System to provide access to wikis, podcasts, videos and other learning materials. An enterprise-level wireless network infrastructure was installed school-wide. In addition, the school’s network has been upgraded to provide the bandwidth to support a 1:1 project. All activity buses are equipped with wireless Internet so students can access resources on trips.
From 2009 to 2013, the graduation rate increased from 61% to 83.1%. In addition, the school met all Annual Measureable Objectives and had high growth in the ABCs of Public Education Report for 2011-12. In 2014, all students will be provided further technology access with the implementation of a school-wide 1:1 iPad program.